What Does Pre Production Mean? And How It Can Make Your Next Album Even Better

What Does Pre Production Mean? And How It Can Make Your Next Album Even Better

There are four basic phases to every recording project. They are: Pre production Tracking Mixing Mastering Some artists will jump right into tracking when they’re first getting started on a recording project, but in most cases this means spending – and even wasting – more time in the studio, and that means bleeding money too….

How To Create The Perfect Facebook Profile Image For Your Band

How To Create The Perfect Facebook Profile Image For Your Band

There are basically two images you need to pay attention to when you’re setting up your Facebook page: your profile image, and your cover photo. Here’s why that’s important: it’s the first thing people see when they land on your fan page. By default, people pay attention to what’s above the fold. “Above the fold”…

5 Important Guitar Scales You’ll Definitely Want To Learn

5 Important Guitar Scales You’ll Definitely Want To Learn

Scales are the foundation of melodies, riffs, licks, solos, and improvisation. Rhythm guitar can be a lot of fun. But if you want to break out of just strumming and picking chords, and start throwing in some cool flourishes in your playing, you’ll have to learn your scales. At first, scales aren’t that interesting, so…

Musicians, How To Increase Views For Your YouTube Videos

Musicians, How To Increase Views For Your YouTube Videos

So you’ve decided to start building your presence on YouTube. Maybe you’ve even been posting videos for a while. But you don’t seem to be getting any kind of traction. Your videos are only getting a few views, and no matter how many times you post something new, it seems like you aren’t getting anywhere….

What Are Arpeggios On Guitar? A Easy To Understand Overview For Beginners

What Are Arpeggios On Guitar? A Easy To Understand Overview For Beginners

Something a colleague of mine said has stuck with me over the years: Chords are frozen arpeggios, and arpeggios are melted chords. I can’t remember exactly who it was that shared that with me, but I am thankful for that description, because it’s exactly how I explain arpeggios to my students today. And – just…

How To Get Your First 100 Genuine Music Fans On Facebook

How To Get Your First 100 Genuine Music Fans On Facebook

Getting 100 “likes” on your Facebook fan page is relatively easy. Getting 100 genuine music fans on the other hand… well, that’s a different matter entirely. Here’s what happens with most bands and artists. They invite all of their friends and family members to “like” their page. Pretty soon, they have 100 “likes” on their…

How To Look Cool On Stage With A Guitar – Tricks For Live Guitarists

How To Look Cool On Stage With A Guitar – Tricks For Live Guitarists

The guitar’s enduring popularity might have something to do with how it makes look one feel and appear in live performance. Guitars are cool. They can turn through-and-through music geeks like Steve Vai and Joe Satriani into mysterious virtuosos and otherworldly aliens. They can turn shy, introverted types like Jimi Hendrix into wild animals onstage….

Where To Find Music Producers To Make Your Instrumentals

Where To Find Music Producers To Make Your Instrumentals

Are you looking to get some instrumental tracks done? Maybe you have a album, a TV show, a movie, or a commercial you’re looking to add some music to. Or perhaps you have a new video game that’s in need of some atmosphere. Whether you’re just getting started, or your project is nearing completion, it’s…

Paid Facebook Advertising For Musicians, A Beginners Guide

Paid Facebook Advertising For Musicians, A Beginners Guide

Whether you’re looking to increase your Facebook fan page “likes”, raise attendance at your shows, or boost the visibility of a new video you just filmed, Facebook advertising is a tool you should be adding to your kit. A lot of musicians have doubts around the pay-to-play nature of Facebook marketing, but the reality is…

How To Find Untapped Live Performance Opportunities In Your Region

How To Find Untapped Live Performance Opportunities In Your Region

Have you ever complained about some of the lackluster live performance opportunities you’ve had? I know I have. Maybe you played and didn’t get compensated fairly for your time. Maybe the crowd wasn’t that into what you were doing. Maybe the gig ended with someone getting hurt or a guitar amp blowing up. Look, unfortunately,…

Innovation In Music Industry, And How You Can Get The Edge

Innovation In Music Industry, And How You Can Get The Edge

Let’s face it – the music industry is changing fast! What might be a great or even incredible idea today could become outdated and irrelevant in a very short amount of time. I have personal experience in the form of a failed startup investment. If you want to innovate in the music industry, you can’t…